Body Lipofilling: What is it?
Lipofilling is a fat transfer or a structural fat graft that will redefine the contour of the silhouette and give it the desired curves in a natural way.
This technique uses patient fat as a filler to add volume to soft tissues or areas of the body that lack volume.
The fat is harvested with fine cannulas, through small incisions, using conventional liposuction.
After filtering, the isolated fat cells are then injected into the deficient area (s).
In addition to adding volume, lipofilling reduces scarring and improves the quality and elasticity of the underlying skin.
Lipofilling is used in soft tissue augmentation, body remodeling, facial rejuvenation, facial reconstruction (eg, Romberg’s disease) and breast surgery (both reconstructive and aesthetic).
Body Lipofilling: Why is it recommended?
What are the benefits of body lipofilling?
- More economical than synthetic implants (but more effective in the long run).
- Lipofilling creates a subtle volume and improves the texture and quality of the skin thanks to the stem cells contained in the fat.
- A rejuvenation of 5 to 10 years is visible on the treated areas.
- A natural rendering.
Am I a good candidate for lipofilling?
Each patient could be a candidate for fat transfer.
- If you have excess body fat in some areas, it can be aspirated and injected into other areas of the face.
- Lipofilling is used for deep wrinkles and in areas of loss of facial volume.
Rates : £ 1 660
This package includes: the Surgery, anesthesia, use of the operating room, stay at the clinic, drugs, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, convalescence at the hotel and transfers (Airport / Clinic / Hotel).
Anesthesia : General
Length of stay : 6 days (5 nights): 3 nights at the school /2 nights at the hotel
Scar : No scars
Time of absence before returning to work :You can return to work after one week. Do not exert yourself and keep moderate physical activity for 15 days.
Before the surgery:
During the first consultation, the surgeon will examine you and perform some tests to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery.
You will discuss aspects of the procedure: the method that best suits your case, the expected results, the duration of leave to consider and post-operative risks.
During the surgery :
Body lipofilling : How does it work
The fat is sucked from one part of your body, purified and then reinjected with care in areas that need augmentation. It may be necessary to repeat the fat graft procedure several times to achieve the desired result. The fat transplant can be explained as a three-step process: harvesting, purification and transfer, placement.
The collection of fat or liposuction:
You will choose with your surgeon the site of liposuction. Your surgeon will create a small incision in the fat removal area and then insert a cannula attached to a syringe to carefully extract the fat (liposuction).
Purification and transfer
Once enough fat is obtained from the donor area, your surgeon will treat it to prepare the fat cells for transfer to small syringes that will be used for fat injection.
Purification may require the use of a centrifuge to spin the fat or a filtration process to remove impurities.
Injection of fat or lipofilling:
The area designated to receive the fat is prepared. Your surgeon inserts a needle or cannula into the site’s incision point to increase. The injection needle is usually passed in and out of the areas to be increased several times. Whenever the needle or cannula is removed, a line of greasy tissue plots is carefully deposited in natural tissue planes.
This process is repeated until the correction is obtained, creating a grafted graft grid. Some surgeons recommend massaging the grafted areas to create a satisfactory contour. Others prefer to rely on the placement technique to create the appropriate outline. The surgeon may also place a bandage on the grafted area.
After the surgery:
Many patients experience areas of numbness after the surgery. This is related to swelling, mild sensory nerve trauma, and local anesthetic administration. In addition, it is very common to develop bruising in areas where fat has been harvested and injected.
The surgeon may ask you to wear special compression garments after your surgery. These reduce swelling and bruising at the donor sites, and the pressure also facilitates skin retraction and re-attachment of the underlying soft tissues.
The compression garments are worn continuously, day and night, for 4 to 6 weeks. They can be removed briefly to wash or shower.
It is advisable to avoid driving until you feel comfortable and able to make an emergency stop, if necessary. You must not do housework or lift heavy objects for at least 7 days. Most patients return to work 5 to 8 days after surgery, but the sport should be avoided for at least 4 week
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